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Comment notre horloge interne influence notre santé  

INFOGRAPHIE - Le rôle des rythmes biologiques dans le déclenchement de certaines maladies est de plus en plus étudié. Mieux les connaître pourrait …

Santé

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

Comment l’orgasme des animaux interroge notre rapport à leur sensibilité

<i>Cet article a été copublié avec le blog de la revue Terrain n°67, où une version longue est parue sous le titre “Jouir comme des bêtes”</i>.<p>Ces dix …

Animaux

Research: When You Don’t Have an Alternative in a Negotiation, Try Imagining One

Conventional wisdom suggests that negotiators need alternatives to succeed. Alternatives give negotiators the confidence to negotiate offers more ambitiously, to push for more optimal outcomes, and to walk away from the table when needed. But negotiators often have no alternative at all. For …

Psychology

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

Taylorism and The History of Processes: 6 Key Thinkers You Should Know

If you want to employ approaches like business process management in your business it’s best to have a solid understanding of how these theories work.<p>…

Project Management

3 Mistakes You’re Making When You Give Constructive Feedback

When it comes to giving constructive feedback, there is a fine line between helpful and condescending. To avoid crossing that line, stay away from these phrases.<p>Dishing out constructive criticism isn’t quite as tough as being on the receiving end of it. But, let’s face it–providing that feedback …

Self-help

Une banque espagnole se lance dans la blockchain pour les paiements intenationaux

Oui c'est vrai, les crypto-monnaies depuis quelques mois ont pris un sacré coup dans l'aile. A commencer par le Bitcoin. Reste que les projets …

Blockchain

Ask These Questions To Suss Out A Candidate’s Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an important characteristic. Listen carefully to interviewees’ answers to these questions during the interview process.<p>Despite what you might have come to believe after sorting through the internet’s seemingly bottomless slew of articles on the subject, emotional …

Psychology

Track Your Time for 30 Days. What You Learn Might Surprise You.

It’s hard to know if we’re really making efficient use of our time. It seems like we’re working hard — and we’re certainly stressed out. But are we spending our time on the right things? That’s the question I set out to solve at the start of this year. I was feeling overwhelmed after spending the …

Time Management

Judas à Colone : fusionner les mythes et les fautes

Est-ce que vous saviez que Judas, avant de trahir le Christ, avait aussi tué son père et couché avec sa mère ? Et qu’on pourrait du coup parler du …

Livres

How to Complain at a Hotel

Even in the best hotels, things go wrong occasionally. Patience, persistence, and smile go a long way toward getting results when you have a valid …

Customer Service

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Nutrition

The Science Behind Why Awkward Silence Works

Here's the science behind why awkward silence works, how much of it is really needed, and how to use it effectively.<p>Silence.<p>It isn't just about emotional intelligence and knowing when to just stop talking so that you don't damage relationships with your co-workers, as I've written about before.<p>This …

Leadership

Make Work Engaging Again

<b>Dan Cable,</b> a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains why people often lose their enthusiasm for their work and how leaders can help them get it back. He says we shouldn’t forget that as humans we all need to explore and have purpose — and without that, we languish. …

Leadership

Why nice people become mean online

On the evening of February 17, Professor Mary Beard posted on Twitter a photograph of herself crying.<p>The eminent University of Cambridge classicist, who has almost 200,000 Twitter followers, was distraught after receiving a storm of abuse online.<p>This was the reaction to a comment she had made about …

Social Media

Meet the Student Who Got Into All 20 Top Colleges He Applied To. Here's How He Did It

"I got nervous, because I don't think anyone ever wants to be rejected."<p>It's the time of year when the nation's top colleges are letting applicants know once and for all whether they've been admitted. A lot of students are probably hoping against hope for just one top choice. But one Texas high …

College & University

Why Your Flights Have Been Seeming More Turbulent Lately

Seven people threw up on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to San Jose last week due to severe turbulence. Last month, “pretty much everyone on the …

Jet Stream

Réforme de la SNCF : en finir avec les données fausses sur les chemins de fer

Le projet de réforme ferroviaire qui fait suite à la publication du rapport sur l’avenir du transport ferroviaire de Jean‑Cyril Spinetta, en février …

Économie

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

Yes, we’ve lost our faith in God, but we’ve lost our faith in reason too

Our failure to create social movements that fill the space vacated by the church has left people feeling helpless<p>Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. So runs the inscription above the gates of hell in Dante’s Inferno. Through those gates walks Dante with his guide Virgil:<p>Now sighs, loud wailing, …

Religion

​7 Kinky Sex Positions That She'll Love

You never know if you'll like it until you try.<p>Are you interested in a little experimentation? Intrigued by the idea of kink, but unsure as to what that actually means?<p>First things first, let's talk about what you’re getting into. Kink means departure from sexual norms, whether that’s by inserting …

Atheists who bring logic to the Easter story are missing the point

Having faith is a complex business. To assume that religious people are either crazy or stupid is lazy<p>Many years ago, I had to recount the life of Jesus to a young Taiwanese student who knew nothing about Christianity. As I told him about the virgin birth, the miracles, crucifixion and …

Faith

Research: Learning a Little About Something Makes Us Overconfident

As former baseball pitcher Vernon Law once put it, experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first, and only then provides the lesson.<p>Perhaps this observation can explain the results of a survey sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Among college students, …

Psychology

Research: When Retail Workers Have Stable Schedules, Sales and Productivity Go Up

The relentless rise of online retailers has led to deep soul-searching among brick-and-mortar retailers to find ways to compete. The traditional methods of competing through convenience, assortment, and pricing are largely ineffective against online retailers who outperform brick-and-mortar …

Management

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

Two Techniques for Helping Employees Change Ingrained Habits

I first met Eric (not his real name) in a new manager training I was facilitating. He had recently become a manager after several successful years as an individual contributor and was excited to learn more about his new role. Throughout the next two days Eric fully immersed himself, engaging with …

Framing

La révolution de 1848 et le « droit au travail »

<i>Nous vous proposons cet article en partenariat avec RetroNews, le site de presse de la Bibliothèque nationale de France</i>.<p>La révolution de février 1848 …

Europe

23 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Sometimes called <i>miracle meals</i> (because they are), these one-pan dinners are a busy person's dream come true. Quick to assemble, quick to cook, and …

Cooking

Research: The Industrial Revolution Left Psychological Scars That Can Still Be Seen Today

The Industrial Revolution, which brought together large-scale coal-based industries like mining, steel, pottery, and textiles, helped create the foundation of modern society and wealth. At the same time, the early industrial economies that formed in this era were also associated with brutal working …

Psychology